john legend

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  1. john legend

    clubs "bulk funding"

    thanks Ivan good to see monbet down on woodend beach again with Greg and Nina Hope. (although Greg a little disappointed with beach workout. )
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    clubs "bulk funding"

    The only action that saved most USA tracks was to make the facilities a destination in their own right. they built casinos and hotels with entertainment where the guest would have fine dining etc. I know its a pipe dream but if Sky city could put a branch in Epsom, Cambridge and Palmerston north and run 24 hours . The Sports bar concept is good and it has saved many state tracks overseas. surely it would have been better than apartment blocks. Maybe Winston could look at a feasibility study...!!
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    clubs "bulk funding"

    Sad to see the 1500 dollar maiden bonus disappear this season. The clubs are now required to organise their own stakes from a bulk funding model based on a share of the cake based on turnover from last season.That is fine but some Clubs may struggle towards the end of this season if their lack of other income dries up eg. sponsorship etc.. It puts a lot more responsibility on all Clubs. (hope they do better than some schools when they all went to Bulk funding ! )
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    UMC still at it

    UMC "carlos" is on his way back.. Kirstin Barclay is looking to Winton for start of season for him 8.9.19 then the big boys in the Hannon at Oamaru. looking forward to see if he measures up this season as the Cup may become realistic after the Hannon.(for Iraklis....wowee can"t wait)
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    arocknatthepark

    thanks. horse all clear now and ready to win tonight..
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    arocknatthepark

    A bit of a mystery. this talented 3year old has not been rockn lately, scratched often when fav. hope he starts addington as his form is 3 2nds last 4. His racing status states" currently stood down" . cant be for performance.any answers ?
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    woman drivers

    Gee Thanks Counter Punch for a real good history lesson. It was a long slow process.Thanks to those who perservered. So we now have the brilliance of all the current ladies who not only drive as good or better than most men but also add a touch of class with it.
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    Michael House

    I never hIDE like some here Michael. John Penney my name have raced horses for 50 years, wAS SECRETARY wELLINGTON AT hUTT pARK IN THE early 1990s .You came up many times. Still race horses against you a t Manawatu. (hope to beat you in new season !! lol )
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    Michael House

    P4P, what is your aim. bringing up BM from 15 years ago .even our top gun pleaded guilty.If it is to sully Michael House you are prob already there which will annoy a lot of people as MH may decide a normal discussion on the Cafe is not worth the agro. I would welcome his input ,very interesting for a trainer of close to100 winners this season.Please stay in Michael and lets hope the "questions"from p4p are not rhetorical. and do dry up. :
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    woman drivers

    were having discussion on friday night watching addington and alexandra park.(have those cranes been moving?)and I as font of all trot knowledge was asked as to who was the first female driver in NZ. I did not know Obviously there are brilliant lady drivers but 1 st ? I know Michelle Wallis was driving late 80s but can someone tell me ?who,when where . many thanks (no prizes sorry)
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    How does

    You really need to get off trackside and promo to the general public. I wouldnt sponsor the Blues ! but believe a large fund required to improve public awareness is a starter. One More Lap is correct, us GGHolders are slowly "moving out". In USA they rely on entertainment centres/hotels to sustain the racing in most areas.
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    Word on the streets is

    Well LJ . I can only surmise on a wintry night your horse saddled up goes out to do battle and gets beaten (thrashed) by 26 or 47 or even 50 lengths or disqualified (first night ) that you didnt enjoy it. I concede that Jay and Sailesh were in the few category as of course Susan Branch . but all of my betting friday group inc Trotting people asked hopefully if they having any more and pleading for the answer to be no.Now I could name them but I think the ATC accountant may also be in the "no more please"camp as except for the novelty value there is no point .and no redeeming features.,esp when focus should be elsewhere esp for the ATC.
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    Word on the streets is

    Good to see no' stomach ' for Montes fromATC only 3 good even trot races with normal carts attached. and driving opportunities for many harness drivers (not opp.for jockeys).well done Auckland.The last 3 horse montes pleasing to so few but embarrassing to most.
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    How does

    The promotion of harness racing is a non event in NZ .sure the big days gives everyone a feeling of excitement but mostly only the faithful (dwindling) remain. Now with closure of tracks(to trotting) you also turnoff large number of potential customers . eg. trotting .... Wellington,Otaki,foxton,Whanganui,Hawkes Bay, potentially Hawera/Stratford next.So the trotting flag gets lowered losing sponsors and promotional opportunities. What a farce .
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    How does

    LJ, question, wtf. LOL.